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Visual Arts Department

  • Country Day School - Xavier Villafranca Country Day School - Xavier Villafranca

    Xavier Villafranca

    Art Teacher

    Xavier Villafranca

    My commitment to learning and creating have taken me to unexpected places throughout my professional and academic life. I lived and studied in Costa Rica, United States, Hungary, Austria and Sweden. I have enrolled in several university programs in the areas of design, architectural engineering, sculpture and digital media. I obtained a five-year degree in architecture and a BFA in Sculpture, where I also served as a teacher assistant to several courses at the School of Fine Arts at the University of Costa Rica. After working in the field of art and design, I earned an MFA in Digital Media at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.


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  • Country Day School - Giancarlo Hwu Country Day School - Giancarlo Hwu

    Giancarlo Hwu

    Art Teacher

    Giancarlo Hwu

    My name is Giancarlo Hwu Hidalgo, an artist, an architect, and a designer. I am a former Country Day School alumni myself. As a former CDS student, I am familiarized with the rich culture of excellence that identifies the school. Thus, I have committed myself to represent CDS to the highest of my capabilities each and every day of my life.

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